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VOLUME XI. KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, MAY 4. 11)07. M miski: :u HAS THE GREAT REPUBLICAN SHIP OF THIS COUNTRY LOST ITS ANCHOR? Will the 2,586,341 Negro .Voters of the United States Accept the Roosevelt Candidate (or President. Throughout tills rliuntry n throbbing of heartH and righteous In dignation went up from Eleven Mil lion lllark Souls at u great wroni; done our race. Theo. Roosevelt president of these United Stales at one Mroke of his dlrtatotial pen; with a few short words from his sovereign mouth order the discharge of Mine Negro companies of the LTilh Infantry. Not since the time of I'cler the Great has such a thins been i.-one. Man can search history fiom the very dawning f Egyptian History on the Delui of the Nile, or through th flight of time to England's rustle, period front the time of King Alfred. Man can study the history of tin- great end of time? Negroes can you realize i ne mow wnicii you nave necu siruci.. siull lhe (imiunllolm In a few months agreat political cam paign will sweep this country. Like some great monster of the sen shall swallow whole the men caught in the vortex of the stream. The C.reat Old Republican Ship sails proudly on. but it has lost its anchor. 2,."M!,;! 1 1 Negio voters are about to cut the rope that holds them to the ship and let her drift. As long as the sea is calm there is jhi need of an anchor, hut cs soon as the storm arises, and the I fierce winds begin to blow, the waves begin to lushed the sides of the ship, and she is tossed about what will become of her. Without her anchor t.he is (loths, Ostrogoths or the, rude Cor- lost. Then. Roosevelt as the Pilot manic tribes of Europe and find 1.0 may Keep her rudder straight, but lie parallel. You can study France dm-1 cannot chock her course. She U ing the Time of Charlemagne the great drifting on the breaker or she will general or ijiiro Rome's brilliant j land high up on the shoal, where the period and history will tell you tin t waves will tear her to pieces. Tlteo. the Romans were authorities Military regulations. Let us farther Into history and we see Na- deeds, the one great act against the poleon the great military genius study- lllnck Race will like llanttuo's (ihost on Roosevelt you have cut the chain that po even 'holds the anchor: Willi all your grunt crown shows the force or lemiHirnt power, lint mercy is above tills seep tered crown. It is enthroned in ike heart of Cod. O! Anglo-Saxon's there fore give us mercy. Vet I doubt not thro the ages one increasing purpose runs, alio tie thoughts of men are broaden by the process of. the Sun. O! Anglo-Saxon H be not (lrlnK witli power. Some day nil thy vaunted jionip will i.e a cream of ages past. Where is Babylon's daz zlin powers? All have per ished. The flowers of Athens beautiful toinnlcs have fad-.'d. victories of Alexander. The grandeur of the Eternal City and the all conquering glory of Rome's Imperial Eagles are sunk forever beneath the wreck of lime. The Money Cod Is King.. Wealth buvs its power al the babul 1 box. Cold weights in lhe scale id' .litsthe. Awake to thy duly Anglo-Saxon Race mill remember that Ju'liie lo Tin1 Negro Race is but a part of the grand unfolding plan of Cod '.linisclf. I)o not go tottering in Roiiie'H foot steps over the precipice of corruption. Km get thy wealth, Forget thy glory. Hut never dare to forget that Cod who lives and lows. One Cod. oi e law, one cb menl . Ami one far off divine event, to whi. li the whole rrei.tlou "mo -.. Tl.eNctvArlinglonlheaire pnESDENT km $ RE-ELECTED Eighteenth and Harrison Streets,! Kansas City, Mo., the only Col- I Ncp:ro Politicians and Professors Must Now Lay Down I Their Fight. ored Vaudeville House in the City. PRESENTS A NEW BILL EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT DANCING BE FORE AND AFTER THE PROGRAM. nuii.Frmn this Mini mint be paid the salar s and traveling expenses of i:s employees while encaged upon the work of the exhibit: the cost oi trans I mtlng th exhibits t i and troin .t.inics- lowu and the cost ot installing tl.e same, in a vvav to make it aitractlvt to tb visitors. "Tcete is one thing ihni ilie exiiil -itor may be absolutely assured of ai d tllill is the I'oiilinit le. will see lo ll tlial a sufficiently In lie I. '! on hand to pa. .of a I exhibits : their No iiiatl.-r ' hilt m In feal.ire max have to determination of l!,, Co. mull lee lo it. that nil iiiaieil.il laoiii'il .surplus will for I ae ret in n i.ipcr owners. si oi ls l lie lo M'r to 1 inter cut it for I THE NEGRO EXHIBIT'S $100,OCO. mllltaiy and learning from ' Monies rules on army regulations. Could the act he consistently dor.e and conform wilh the worlds past history concerning armies and their regulations. Not since the signing l l lie (iagne C'harta by King John, i t the iiiil of Rights by King Williams, "or the Constitution of Clarendon or lhe Declaration of Independence giv ing unto the great body of people their rights: has such actions been taken by one man alone. Wilh one stroke of the pen Abraham Lincoln struck the chains from the legs of I million slaves. Theo. Roosevelt with one stroke of the pen has estanllshed ,1a precedence which if carried on by otlnr white men will put the Negro forever in the chains of political slavery. England nad her period or national difficulties. Hampden and Crom well rose up as leaders to cool tin boiling water. Over the ruins of France's Reign of Terror, Napoleon built an empire and raised an ocean tide that the combined powers of the world could not stem, until Cod who rulet li over all spoke the word, and (imeuiess reigned upon the ocean. Rome in till her splendor sank be neath the setting sun of history. The mighty Ceasar fell. 1 lie blrlh or liberty in America was during the pcriou of King George's. Dictatorial Reign. America Willi its liberty lov ing people Is the Carden spot of the World. Must liberty's tlag be hurled to the ground. The very army which on ever occasion has so niarche.l to the front for liberty's sake hag been disgraced. Krom its ranks the Black Roys Imvp bee n discharged without honor. By i one stroke of the Regal Ken of Theo. I Roosevelt the old soldiers of the 2.1th Infantry have been dismissed. No more will they hear the bugle sound, but like the Jew who was given a curse by Jesus when he wan bearing his cross up Mount Calvary they must wander through the world forsaken by men; with a stigma forever upon their character. Eleven million Negroes have been struck a blow that time Itself can hardly eradicate. Is this country drifting into a period of Im perialism. The power who is at the head of this very nationlias made the first move. Negroes your mnnhood has been as sailed. Blood Is what counts. Crispin Attacks stained Boston Commons with some of the purest blood that ever has flowed fiom human soul. History re- appear to taunt you In your glory. The evil that men do live after them, iind the good is oft interred witll their bones. A Clear and Explicit Statement from Secretary-Treasurer Hilyer Show ing How the Government's Money is Being Expended. Every Dollar Scrupulously Accounted For. Spartacus the leader of the Roman gladiators address them at Capua and urged them to stand for Liberty. Savonorolo stood against the De Medi il. Car.ihaldi stood for Italy's liber ty. Mirabeau spoke for Krance; Fox, Burke, and Win. I'itt spoke for Eng land. I'atrick Henry cried out for America "dive me Liberty, or give charge of the expendiiure of thi me death." He spoke lhe words, tic ! has authorized the following Norfolk. Va April 2.!.- In l espouse to what is hclicwd lo be a very gi n eral desire lo know how lhe appro priation of J.nii.uon that was made by Conuress lo aid lhe colore I people to make an exhibit lo their progress In tills country Is being spent. Mr. An dicw K, lliiycr. lhe Secrctar.v -Treasur-cr of the Executive Coniinitice. having ftiuil. stalc- d. The .Icflcrson City Tiibuiic and othir dailies of the clly contained the following on Tuesday, April 2::. "The board of regents of Lincoln Institute held a mi" ling her Monday and i-e ck'cled l'r.-sideiil It. K. Allen tor another term of two years. This is a sph mlid ciidorsciiK lit ol' the work of i'rof. Allen, as the head of Ibis leading Negro educational ilisli liilimi in the 1'niled Slates." This re i lection comes to President A 1 1 1 1 as a special honor, lor it is ll e first time iii the historv Wo Pave !ie n aide to b am. that a president lias I n (lecleil In mh- ec d biinsi it several months before tin- clo.se oi of I lie scholastic year. The many frb nds and admin i s ol' Krisiileui Allen m Missonii and throughout the country rejoice congraluI.il ions are b upon him by numbers uiih li i Tit ami ing showered of both races, by members of Ills fac ulty and students. The entile race should be proud of llir man who has brought Lincoln Institute to the front in numbers, equipment, and all thai I goes lo make up a great educational institution. I Preparations for connm ncement goes on apace and all friends of cdu ! cation are Invited to be present. The l'accalaur ale senium will li i I ih-livi", ei I v the Rev. Samuel Macule. III. It. ol Kansas City, addiess to the ! Iclicious bodies bv Rev. Dr. Conk of Si. Louis; In lhe by professor C. C lia: lo Sophomore class bv PiolV.ssnr Mooiiv ill'-. I.lli rary societies Hubbard ol Se.la normal graduating C. C Williams of a Negro performed the deed, Crispus j menl : Altucks died to give this loim'rvj "The Executive Committee lock liberty. Fred Douglass lhe (lis-j charge of this work on lhe lltli of tinguished American Negro said, "The January last. Alter spending several Republican party is the ship, all ebeldays In going over and disposing of the sea." Mut faithful Neuro followers the accumulated correspondence, cx of the Republican Party don't you ' amlning and checking up the bonis know that President Roosevelt has! and accounts and formula; ing a stall - ni tln Miii hnr fvmu thi sbln Whit her , menl show in-i the outstanding oIiIilm- is it drifting? . The Eleven Million Negroes; of tlrs country lire on trial before the Bar of Justice. The mighty and proud Anglo- Saxon race is the judge, world represeir ; the court the charges. In of inability ti civilization. 1 petition. In, I enough progie siibordant ion t pi neral deficb i lions agalnsl the I'nnd. il developed that the building conl.l noi be con structed for the S::u,niiO that had hem originally set aside for thai pu-c-.e and that 1 1 responsible conhai o r is too weak for He has not made in 41 years. :'.rd In superiors officers and v. Who are ine th- yers for the Negroes? Every Negto i wlio calls himself a leader. Who is lhe leading council? That iptesiion valiant 1 v I s ;''p "' Re!l'"' there is a consulta tion going on among tne attorneys m elect him. Now proud Anglo-Saxon Race acting as the Judge mete out un to your Black Brother Justice. In pronouncing your sentence upon our head do not order that we should bo swept from th" face of history or starved into submission. If this be your decree tlr.ll we will appeal our case to the Supreme Court In th" form of dod the Almighty Father. The moment that trlutnp oppressors believe that tbey have forever taken the reign of tvranny Into their own hands Its Is re 'ored by the Almighty. Know ye what proceeds? The heart rendering cry of humanity. There comes the liu orable ncriisation that causes men tc tremble and turn pale. Therefore Anclo-Saxon Race give un to us mercy. The quality of mercy Is not strain ed. It dropped as the gentle rain of heaven upon he place beneath. It Is twice Moss 1. It Messeth him that The entile (llln) wj, VV(.,. ijii-- What are c ... 0 ,, less than The Negro is acciued j Accordingly a contract was mare wl keep pace with IhH! Moiling K- Everell, the colored co "M- ' tractors of Lvchbiirg. Va., and si lied ' II- utu. t ll.- peats Itself. Where Is the Negro take and hint that give. It Is mightier leader that has long been sought. In the nilghtles-t. It beeomeg n v. , Let him come forth. Can he rear throned monarch better than th "itinient that will endure to the force of his meeptered crown. His on the liih of February for the struct ion of lhe huil'mg for th-it Their contract does not iu hid architect's fees, the eipiipiuelii for electric llgbilng ami decoration of tie building, which the Committee is planning to make very elaborate, ia r the cost of pai til ions, booths and de corations within the 'uilidtng. It is est mated that these items and the cost or granalithle walks leading up to the building and of beautifying ti e grounds will cost at least $iri.Ofni ad ditional. We shall consider ourselves fortunate if the cost of maintain! la the building for seven months, com of lighting, insurance on exhibit. maintaining guards, janitors i.iul al tendantH and other necessary ami in cidental expenses can bo kept under lio'liuil. $2.linO have been set aside for the preparation and distribution of n n exhaustive reiort, sbowiiu; 'br progress of the Negro race as exeiunli fled at the Jamestown Exposll ion. Jl.r.iMl for stationary, telegrams. priM Ing, etc., $1,."un for lhe award of prizes on certain classes of exhibits, a total of ITii.nuii. which amount is fixed and determined, leaving hip $30,001) to be expended in celling rp the exhibit. Of tills $;:o.oou not b-s than $10,oiiil had been already sis-nt or contracted to be liefore the Ciec lnlltee took charge. The Kxeiutl e Committee, therefore, will not h"'-" at lis dlsiKisal to be expended tn pel ting up the exhibition to exceed $20,. :'ie exhibit is salely returiu he v .- been in ploye I in I :n tor's ofljeo for more than 21 and have tut i-odiiei d in our sys'.-in of lecords i,nd bookkeeping the same svsiem thai is in force in lhe Treas ury Department. The money Is being liisbiirsed by a disbursing officer t lhe Treasury by i hecks, under the i ubs and h'liiI.'.: imis uoveining lie ilisburseiiicnt of all government ap propriations, upon proper wcn-heis. vvlnn approved by the Tor-Centennial Couiinis.sioii. There tniisl ! a clear and explicit slatcniout covering every essential detail about every in ui ol expemlii lire. While all cxpeiidinil. s aie under the control of the Commit tee, we do not disburse one cent f Ibis fund. As this is a public appro l.i i.ili ui. I inn keeping 1 1 1 books ami records open ami intend lo niiiKe ill" method by which this Executive Com mittee has expended and account li I Ibis appropriation one of I beimpoiiant exhibit features of the Exposil b n, am! any one coming to Jainesiow n ctn see for hitnsi'lf just how every dollar of Ibis fund has been expended. "II will lie seen from the foregoing sialcmt-iif that lhe amount at lhe dis posal of the Committee for extitlu' pur poses is very small ami the Commit lee will grenllv apprei iale every lover of hi. 4 rate who will do sotnetbim: to aid the Negro exhibit without In paid." Mr. Editor- Will you kitullv iie- it the fiireu'oiu!- in vour column: . ami oblige, Em'cii i vr Commit tee laineslo-" ii Nitih I'vhiMt. THE BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOP per day. It Success is Mnde. It has contracted for the ssle of nil its G.is. It Pas contracted for 3 more Wrlls. It now owns 620 Acres o Gis Leases. The Pipe Line will be finished April 20th. Kant'.is City will soon be burn-i copies of the paper ing BLACK DIAMOND Gas. Divid- planatious from lhe ends will be paid on $100 (PAR) for every share you own not less than 6 per cent. There were 10 stockhold ers Oct 24, 1905. There are over 000 now. There are but a few Shares tor s.ilc. There will never be another j "Mirror' Share for sale by the Company. Con- ol -i re. elusion: Buy Now or Never. Stock 50 cents per Share. BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. Write Dr. A. W. Wil liams, 2840 State St.. Chicago. THE JENKIN'S SONS PLAYED. Great Ball Lexington Tigers Went Down to a Gallant Defeat. n CANVASS FOR 15.000 SUBSCRIB ers to THE RISING SON. 'Ibis paper is uhoul to mil' a tali ass for la.1"1" subscl ib"! .-. Tin se things must be borne In min t. That we must keep every subscriber that we have, and every day redouble oi r efforts for more patrons. Again r. eiy Preacher and School Tea1 her In this clly should assist us. Every subscriber should imikel his personal buspiess to see that every one of their friends take the paper. Every buslnes.-i Negro should have it on sale at his -dace of business Negro should cunt nlnil."1 their share toward the suppict of the paper. All the young men on tin- staff should be encouraged. Eveiy Neuro cltleti shotil have a cord of praise for this paper and should n all occasions praise its ptii. ileal Ion. WHY YOU SHOULD BUY BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT CO.'S STOCK. Thousands of Not-. rocs wiinessid the battle royal at the Base ball park Sunday. The .b-nkin's Hall Team of this cliv adiuiiilsieied a i rushing ' -leal lo the Strong I ,e Ingiin Tb-ei Team. The score was 7 lo :.. and a well earned 7 The l.exitifion le am , began bailing lhe .IcnUii's pin her all ovt r lhe field. After I he til -1 iniv ing of anus, lees and c." neral : el to j ilny were b nliiii- bv a cor.' of I in. t Then- was over two ihi'eied dollar ; mi on lhe came It vva. at lli! ; critical period that the .linKin'.; pilchcr settled down, and allowed on-' Iv one more run lo be scored line of the mail! features of the fame w .; Hie -leal pi. iv i 1 1 - ot t he Mi ( impli II Ml os . I'.al liesl and Toin I lai ti'- I making a sensational ptav ai second, mil Tom doing some rcinat -fable 'i'i: work. Never before in lhe hiMo'v i I ball play hid the .lenkin's evr b d I triple mad i llu-m Tom Siei tn: ll as he alwas i,i-i plavcd a sirong up hill game. Arthur Pull.tm did treat work behind lhe bat After a time the Jenkins made one each in two Innings, ami finally In the :'.rd making two which gave a total of seven runs. Every body was well satisfied with the game and got their money's worth. the NeiToes and while business men. We used our Inlliieiue In their fe ll. ill', be.-:. use we felt the need of a Negro New-paper. Thus far we have re -elved I wo and w ith no . -publishers Now, it would be a great la,l for the rep icsentaiive of any Negro paper lo obtain subscribers here. nd don't you think we have cause In be caie- ill I M von know aliylhilii: about Ho llas it cone into t he hands ivel ? We would like to Know, you may ! publish lbi ill the Son If von like. I have never met u. but have heard of vou. I am In lhe gov ernineiil st rv b e heie as la tter Carrier. My wife was a Clinkscaler. perhaps jmt 'remember her. Now IT you can clve j us anv inl'oi uial ion about lhe Mirror" we will feel cralefui lo you. Continue . In send Ine I lie "Soil Very Irulv yours. ' CLYDE W. BLACK. PROGRESS LODGE NO. -13 AND PROGRESS COURT NO. 5 GAVE A GRAND ENTERTAINMENT MONDAY, APRIL, 29, 1007. rain the Kuii hls ol a vvi 1 1 -.i i in l i lie the ellcl'L.ellc In tpile ol the I'vlhias Hall vva: ccs This was a I - li elf IU .1 Hahtli mi r. I.illv I'hai b W. I 'aline . . Hlul I IC hot mill l ull ill", nine I le ln- I- of liielllbel s of lhe ci l 1 1 1 II 1 1 I I'l '. I) Dibble. I'baii . Mis I'. . Si c . I Mrs Kidb v , Trca-.- Mesil. imes Kiihaid Mi ovv niti;-, :. III Maine M.v N Mar: h ill .1 W Mve Martin. W I Dabnev. Th is 1 1 I I . Messeis . A I I lie- toll w:c a It il a Corporation. It is not Scheme. It is a Business Enterprise, Every Share is FULLY PAID. There is no Personal Liability. All Shares psrtidpa alike There is no Pre ' red Stock. It has 7 Gas Wells. Two more beirn dri'led. The We'ls produce 15.000,000 cubic feet of Gas QUERY BOX ANSWER. Mr. Wm. T. Waslilnuloii, Kansas Clly, Mo., Dear Sir - Fortunately I have been receiving copies of "The Rising Son'' for some time, and I am well pleased with Pa in vvs and editorials. I see in the Query llox of the Son, this iUesli..n: "Why Is It that Negroes do not support their Newspaper'.'" If vou should come to our oily an I nk the iie.,tjon perhaps vou would re ceive various answers. I have ore Incident to relate lo you, because you an. a Newspaper man: The owner and publisher of the National Mirror, a Negro paper pub lished in your city, come to this place iboiit two months ago. and secured a number of cash subscriptions from Cre.ir. Willi-, 1 1 II d W. t t v i a ill.niioiiil l lli".:. I ne Hill;.' the most liclvds win (oiliest. The i iiuii-iaufs wi re .Mrs. N Marshall. Mis .1. W. Moss. Mis l Mrovvuiiie. and Mrs. James Covvdeii. The prize was won by Mrs. .lames Cowdeii who sold $'.'0 worth of tickets: Mis. K. Mn.wniiig running second with $ii'! worth The eiilerialnnient was given for the pur pose of Increasing lhe Treasury A' couiil of Progress Uidpe and Pro gress Court and a neat sum was real ized. COMMITTEE. Bibble, chairman; Mrs V . . secretary: Mrs Ridley, Mrs. Richard Blown dig. Johnson. Mrs. Matlle - Ilurd. Mrs. Clias. Drear, Dr. .1 E. W Da buoy treasurer: Mrs. Lilly Mvers. Mrs Mrs. N Marshall: Missis. AV. A. Willis. John W. Mvers, W. A. Dahliry, 1 1. . Martin, W. C. Hueston and Fr.-d W. Dabnev Th" Knights of Pythias are t rv ing to raise enoinih money to pay for the uniforms for the young men of the Juvenile division. The people belong ing to these lidt'es should take pleas ure In helping to raise the amount. C. 11. Johnson the Tomb Stone en graver Is doing great work for th't Negro In his line.